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at home, we are joined by karen kasler, capital bureau chief for ohio public radio and television. and jon ralston, political columnist for the las vegas sun and host of the television show "face to face with jon ralston." >> woodruff: it's great to see you both again. an john ralston i'm going to start with you. is that description we heard from jay carney at the white house, the voters are frustrated with dysfunction, does that sound like what you're hearing in nevada? or what are you hearing? >> yeah, judy, i think it is pretty of the name out-- same out here or worse than it is in the rest of the country. remember we have maybe the worst economy in the country, highest unemployment rate. we are the center of the foreclosure crisis in america. more than half the people who live here who are homeowners, their homes are underwater. so people up here are up set. they have been for some time. and yeah, the anti-washington sentiment which is kind of endemic to nevada in the first place is only accentuated by what is going on right now. >> woodruff: so what's going on right now, you're saying
the votes aren't there in the republican caucus that is what happened to jon boehner, he had this rug pulled out beyonded intramural bickering with eric cantor, perceived bickering. the republican leadership desai-- denies it exists but it apparent that cantor has been the spokesman and the leader of that group and the republican caucus that is most anti-tax. >> woodruff: and the president, david s still saying, he said i put on the table, and he still s entitlements, social security, medicare, medicaid. and he's saying this is something that republicans, an opportunity they passed up on. >> yeah, i'm not sure it is a little exaggerated to say he put it on the table. they may have been putting it on the table and smelled at roama from the kitchen. so it wasn't really on the table. so the aroma was-- . >> woodruff: it's not really an offer. >> it was never really materialized but it was a possibility worth exploring and the possibility worth exploring was raise the medicare eligibility, tying social security to a different inflation measure which would reduce the benefits and about $1.4 trill
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